Agawam mayor Richard Cohen announced an agreement with MGM casino on Friday.The Surrounding Community Agreement guarantees $2,375,000 over the course of 15 years assuming MGM is granted a license.
The Mass Mutual Center expects close to 20,000 people to enter the facility over the course of this weekend, which is as about as busy as it can get at the complex. More>>
Power restored to Route 5 in West Springfield.
Power restored to Route 5 in West Springfield.More>>
Northampton's city council has approved a request from Mayor David Narkewicz Thursday night, regarding a study to look at the impact a casino in Springfield would have on the city.
Campaign finance reports show Mohegan Sun spent less than half the money than it's one-time competitors did for a Western Mass casino.
State and local authorities with the Western Mass Gang Task Force arrested six people from a Chestnut Street home this week. More>>
Westfield State University's Vice President for Administration & Finance Milton Santiago announced that he is resigning effective immediately.
State Sen. Gale Candaras and state Rep. Thomas Petrolati announced Thursday the state was releasing $200,000 for the former state-owned Belchertown State School. More>>
The Council of Churches of Western Massachusetts began their fuel assistance program this week. More>>
Hadley officials have appointed Sgt. Damion Shanley as their acting police chief. More>>
A Pittsfield boy is fighting for his life in a Boston hospital after getting critically injured in a fire at his home. More>>
Northampton firefighters quickly put out a business fire Thursday afternoon. More>>
Three people were arrested following a drug raid in Springfield. More>>
While the city of Northampton is 16 miles away from the proposed casino site, the city would like a mitigation agreement of their own with MGM. More>>
It was a special night at Bright Nights in Springfield for some military members and their families.
Springfield police arrested a man they say sold guns and drugs out of his Indian Orchard home. Police say 39-year-old Michael Spillane was arrested Tuesday morning after a two month investigation.
UMass officials want parents of students to know they're doing everything they can to keep their kids safe.
Springfield police say a North End shooting Tuesday night happened after a cell phone deal went bad.
BOSTON (AP) - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is helping fellow Democrat Katherine Clark kick off her final get-out-the-vote drive before next week's special election in the state's 5th Congressional District. Warren More>>
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Two Worcester men are facing voter fraud charges stemming from last month's municipal election. Fifty-year-old Mark Atlas is charged with voting under someone else's name. Authorities More>>
SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A 14-year-old Massachusetts boy is set to be arraigned on murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery charges in the killing of his high school math teacher. Philip Chism is accused More>>
Springfield police are investigating a car rollover on Belmont Avenue Tuesday night. More>>
Springfield police say detectives are at the hospital investigating a possible gunshot victim. Police tell CBS 3 that they believe the incident originated in the city's North End. More>>
A long-time Springfield food truck operator is fighting against the Springfield Parking Authority after getting slammed with hundreds of dollars in fines.
The town of Ludlow has become the first Western Massachusetts town to sign a surrounding community agreement with MGM. More>>
Springfield police continue to investigate an armed robbery at a Forest Park business. More>>
There are new details on the double stabbing that killed a 50-year-old man and hurt another during the knife fight at an apartment building in Springfield. More>>
Construction workers in Greenfield found the body of a man floating in the Falls River Monday afternoon. More>>
Greenfield police have launched an investigation after a body was found near a bridge More>>
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Fifteen more communities are participating in the second round of a grassroots solar energy program run by the Amherst-based Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the state Department More>>
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts-based institutions have been awarded nearly $260,000 in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Amherst College received a total of more than $100,000 More>>
BOSTON (AP) - State officials found evidence supporting 249 allegations of physical and sexual abuse or poor care involving children in state-monitored settings last year. The numbers were included in More>>
BOSTON (AP) - A spokesman for Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker says Baker is endorsing Karyn Polito in her run for lieutenant governor. Polito, a former state representative who ran for More>>
BOSTON (AP) - Suffolk Downs and Mohegan Sun may soon find out if they can proceed with a plan for a Revere-only casino. The state gambling commission is expected to discuss the issue during its regularly-scheduled More>>
Bright Nights held its eighth annual 5k road race Monday night in Forest Park in Springfield. More>>
The number of homeless families the state has put in hotels surged to an all-time high despite efforts to reduce the number.
Residents in Longmeadow against a Springfield casino have collected thousands of signatures in surrounding towns.
Police in Springfield said they responded to several violent incidents over the holiday weekend. On Monday, Officer Charles Youmans said it was unusual to see so much activity at this time of year.
On Dec. 2, Springfield residents will find out if MGM Springfield clears a major hurdle in its bid to bring a proposed $800 million casino resort to the city's South End. More>>
All charges against an Amherst man accused of disorderly conduct, have been dropped. His arrest by Northampton police was seen by thousands of people online. More>>
An Ashfield man was seriously injured Monday morning after he was struck by a part of a bulldozer he was working on. More>>
Three Western Mass towns were selected to participate in a state-wide solar energy project. More>>
BOSTON (AP) - The cost of a gallon gas in Massachusetts is up another 3 cents, and has now jumped 8 cents in the past month. AAA Southern New England reports Monday that the average price of a gallon More>>
One man died after a double stabbing in Springfield early Sunday morning More>>
One woman died Sunday after being struck by a car in Springfield. More>>
The Melha Shriners are kicking off the holiday season by giving Western Mass residents the chance to win some interesting Christmas trees.
The Melha Shriners are kicking off the holiday season by giving Western Mass residents the chance to win some interesting Christmas trees.More>>
We are still months away from St. Patrick's Day, but the Springfield St. Patrick's Parade Committee got the ball rolling towards 2014 on Sunday.
We are still months away from St. Patrick's Day, but the Springfield St. Patrick's Parade Committee got the ball rolling towards 2014 on Sunday.More>>
A 30-year-old city man is facing numerous assault and firearm-related charges after being chased down by police early Sunday morning.
A 30-year-old city man is facing numerous assault and firearm-related charges after being chased down by police early Sunday morning.More>>
Freezing rain caused some spinouts and crashes in the eastern-most parts of our area on Sunday morning, but the Pioneer Valley had nothing on what Central Massachusetts residents dealt with.
Freezing rain caused some spinouts and crashes in the eastern-most parts of our area on Sunday morning, but the Pioneer Valley had nothing on what Central Massachusetts residents dealt with.More>>
Police are investigating a fatal car versus pedestrian crash that happened at about 12:45 p.m. on Sunday. More>>
Sgt. John Delaney of the Springfield Police Department told CBS 3 that they were called to the disturbance just after 4 a.m. on Sunday. More>>
The Holyoke Police Department told CBS 3 that a 28-year-old city resident fell into the river just after 10:30 p.m. Her brother called police to alert them of the situation. More>>
People flooded malls and chain stores looking for that gift at a great price on Black Friday. Saturday, local business got into the act, as the fourth annual Small Business Saturday was held across the country. More>>
Police are investigating an attempted robbery that happened on Worthington Street around 9 p.m. on Saturday night. More>>
CBS 3 media partner Mass Live and The Republican reported that police arrived just before 2 a.m. at the Lux Lounge on Worthington Street. More>>
The weekend after Thanksgiving is always a busy time at Yankee Candle Village. Once again, thousands made their way to the village for the arrival of Santa Claus, who dropped in from a helicopter at 10 a.m. on Saturday. More>>
Police told CBS 3 that a 62-year-old city resident is facing a charge of unarmed robbery after he attempted to rob a TD Bank on Sumner Avenue. More>>
Dozens of protestors gathered outside of the Walmart in Hadley on Friday afternoon. They joined thousands demonstrating across the country, all wanting to see the retail giant improve how they pay their employees. More>>
Dobelle's lawsuit said being placed on paid leave last month violated his employment contract and constitutional rights. More>>
Welch is charged with killing Jessica Pripstein, who was his girlfriend, in her Easthampton apartment in February of 2012. More>>
Massachusetts State Police announced an arrest made this past week involving one pound of the drug MDMA, which is better known as Molly, a pure form of ecstasy.
Massachusetts State Police announced an arrest made this past week involving one pound of the drug MDMA, which is better known as Molly, a pure form of ecstasy.More>>
Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey made stops in four Western Mass towns. He also spoke about the conflict in Syria. More>>
East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office officials say they believe an 8-year-old intentionally pulled the trigger and killed an elderly woman Thursday evening right after playing 'Grand Theft Auto IV'. Although they believe it was an intentional crime, according to Louisiana law, the child will not be charged. More>>
Power restored to Route 5 in West Springfield.More >>